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Welcome to the New World

  • Victoria Concert Hall 9 Empress Place Singapore, 179556 Singapore (map)
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TYMFO begins season 2018 with a warm welcome to the New World! Coupled with Takemitsu's brave new world of sounds, TYMFO presents an orchestral classic, Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, From The New World

Inspired by a Japanese poem and the Tibetan ‘wind-horse’,  From Me Flows What You Call Time by Toru Takemitsu explores a new world of sounds beyond our imagination. This work was commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of New York's Carnegie Hall. The title, taken from a poem by Makoto Ooka, is meant to suggest the flow of music and time that had passed through the famous hall during its first century of existence. 

Dvořák’s “From The New World’ Symphony in the second half, will inspire the souls of those who indulge in the spirit of the African-American spiritual songs. By mere coincidence, this symphony was first presented to the world at the same hall 97 years earlier, New York's Carnegie Hall. Tasked to create an identity for American national music, Dvořák believed that it could be found in the music of the 'primitive', not steeped in European tradition. Today, this symphony is well-loved by all because of the haunting melody found in the second movement, Largo. 

This concert will be presented and curated by our Music Director, Alvin Seville Arumugam, alongside the orchestra to enrich the concert experience for our audience.

Check out our concert review here!